COLUMBIA, SC – October 29, 2008 – Harvest Hope Food Bank is pleased to announce that the Feed Your Neighbor campaign has raised more than $392,000. After learning of the dire need at the food bank, Steven Mungo issued at challenge to the community to donate and promised to match all gifts up to $100,000.
Mungo was thrilled to present Executive Director Denise Holland a check today for $100,000.
Holland said “For the last 10 months, our board members can attest, the food bank has been in ‘holiday mode’ — the demand for our services has been what is typical during the holidays. And the funds were running out.
“Steven Mungo is a rainmaker,” Holland stated. “Without you and Mungo Homes this campaign never would have happened. You and your family have supported Harvest Hope for many years and what you and the community have done has exceeded expectations”
Steven Mungo said “We felt it was our responsibility during these tough economic times to help. Our community is fortunate to have an organization like Harvest Hope and we commend you for your tireless effort.”
Mungo thanked Citadel Broadcasting and Lamar Outdoor Advertising for getting the word out and creating awareness.
The Feed Your Neighbor campaign officially ends on Friday, but the demand for food and monetary donations will continue. Mungo stressed the need for continued giving and reminded that one dollar buys ten pounds of food.